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School Health and Safety Procedures

While the School of Surveying does not have Chemical or Biological Hazards we still have incidents caused by situations and actions.

Among the more common are falls on stairs or off furniture. Be aware of your actions in these situations.

All accidents or near accidents are required to be reported. The accident register is located in room 132. Non staff may request the secretarial staff to access the register.


For any enquiries please contact:

Alastair Neaves
Departmental Health and Safety Officer
Rm G05, 310 Castle Street
Ph +64 3 479 7590+64 3 479 7590

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Emergency procedures, wardens and safety officers

Injury emergency procedure

  • Call 111 in an emergency. Remember to Dial 1 for an outside line if you use the fixed phones
  • First Aid Kits are Maintained in the Kitchen on the 1st Floor and in the Store G04 on the ground floor
  • If you can do so without risk to yourself and if you are sure the victim can be moved, move victim from the cause of the injury
  • Make the person comfortable, preferably lying on the floor in the recovery position
  • If you know how, administer emergency first aid
  • AED/Defibrillator: The nearest unit to Surveying is located in Cumberland Hall behind the desk just inside the main entrance
  • If the victim cannot be moved or you are unsure of this
  • If you know how, administer first aid
  • Most staff have current 1st Aid Certificates
  • If possible stay with person until assistance arrives


  • Take coats or bags only if they are immediately within reach
  • Go by the nearest stairwell to the outside of the building
  • Do not stop at the entrance, as people behind you will not be able to get out
  • Assemble in the carpark on the corner of Fredrick and Castle streets north of the Survey Building
  • Accompany any visitors
  • Lifts must not be used
  • Follow instructions given by Fire Wardens indentified by arm bands
  • Do not enter the building until the all clear has been given


Evacuation Point is Haywood Hall Carpark on the Corner of Castle and Fredrick Sts.

Find out where the meeting point is on the School Plan…


  • Shelter under a heavy desk. A doorway may give some protection
  • The first shock is unlikely to be the strongest. Stay where you are until the major shock and aftershocks subside
  • Check with floor wardens, to ascertain which floors have been cleared. Extinguish any small fires
  • Check for electrical and chemical hazards
  • Turn off all electrical switches, LPG and other gas cylinders
  • Assist those nearest to you who may be injured
  • Do not go outside - the hazards may be worse, e.g. falling masonry or glass
  • Wait for evacuation instructions

Minimize the effects

  • Secure heavy equipment where possible, especially in foyers
  • Keep corridors as clear as possible of equipment; secure the rest

Fire Wardens

  • Building Warden – Alastair Neaves – Manages overall Fire Evacuation of Building.
  • Ground Floor Fire Warden – – Evacuates Ground Floor
    Alastair Neaves - Evacuates ground floor.
  • 1st Floor Fire Warden – Jim Bazsika – Evacuates 1st Floor
    Deputy Fraser Jopson – Assists Warden or replaces if Warden absent
  • 2nd Floor Fire Warden – Kelly Gragg - Evacuates 2nd Floor
    Deputy Graham Turner – Assists warden or replaces if Warden absent
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School plan

Ground floor

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First floor

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Second floor

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